Earth Day Recycling Survey

Live in California? Want to have your voice heard about reducing, reusing, recycling and rotting (compost!) as it expands in our state? Maybe you just want to win some cool swag or a 1-hr massage or 1-hr one-on-one yoga session. Whatever you’re after is here for you. Thanks for your time 🙂

A Straw Poll: To Ban or No?

You may or may not have noticed that your favorite restaurants are no longer providing plastic straws with your water. Your margarita now comes strawless, forcing you to sip straight from the salty rim, or be that person that asks for one from the bartender (admittedly, me). Plastic straw bans are a quickly growing trend…

Recycling Crisis in California

Plot: You take time to “do the right thing” and recycle. You separate out your waste, roll your different carts out, they get picked up, and the trash goes to landfill while recycling gets turned into new groovy stuff hence “recycling”. Plot Twist: It’s all ending up in the landfill anyway. China announced early this…

The Paris Agreement and Morocco

Americans generally don’t like France. Maybe it’s our perceived rudeness of the people, or maybe it’s because they’ve dubbed one of our iconic foods as their own (all hail Freedom Fries). But last year, they hosted one of the most important events to happen to our great Mother Earth which would become the Paris Agreement. This is where…

EPA to be Exterminated

The EPA is a federal branch of government, meaning they provide a service for the entire U.S of A. (unlike state or local government). That’s a lot of environment to have to protect. Employees here are   scientists, engineers, mathematicians and policy makers. Together, they do research on the environmental impacts of things like Methane and Carbon…

You Wasteful S.O.B.

There’s a quote I read (by someone that I can’t remember) that has been sticking with me for months. It went something like: How can it be believed that sending people into the forest to bulldoze a tree,  sending that tree to a factory, processing that it and bleaching it until it becomes a paper…

Chilling Reality of China’s Air Quality

There is no doubt that the pollution problem in China is paramount to anywhere else on the planet.  A new article from the New York Times reveals that 1.2 million people died because of the health problems associated with poor air quality in the country. That’s more than any Americans killed in any war in history. It’s…

Prop 37 – “Calif. Right to Know”

Prop 37 on the Calif. ballot (2012) would require agricultural companies to label whether their products have been genetically modified.  Seems like a no brainer – right? Why wouldn’t you want to know if you were eating robot food? Especially when the estimated fiscal impact is only $1 million (for regulative purposes).  That’s a period mark in the state…

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Fruits and vegetables aren’t always good for you. Stay away from the top 12 produce grown with pesticides. Pick the clean 15 are the safest fruits and vegetables for your health. Most pesticides contain nitrates which are clearly proven to cause cancer. Washing with water doesn’t clean them, either.